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June 2020


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We begin our 2020-2021 season on June 4th at Olivas Links at 10am.
Course restrictions and Social Distancing protocols apply!

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Here's a re-cap of our 2019-2020 Season with the Best Scoring posted in each wager category. We scheduled 40 weekly events prior to the pandemic forced shutdown on March 26, but actually played only 38 official tournaments due to two rain-outs.

2019-2020 Season Highlights
SUPER LOW GROSSWestlake G.C.Oct. 31stBrian Oblak posted a two-under-par 65.
PORTER LOW GROSS Westlake G.C.Feb. 27thTom Knickerbocker fired a 3-over-par 70.
LOW NETWestlake G.C. July 25th Jimmy Dodds netted a stunning 15-under-par, 52.
LOW PUTTSBalboa G.C. Oct 10th Marilou Miller had just 24 putts.
PARTNERS NETWestlake G.C. July 25th Gordon Crook and Jimmy Dodds teamed up for an incredible 17-under-par, 117.

Belatedly we have recently learned of the Feb. 2015 passing of former Thursday Golf Group member and noted Cinematographer, Edmond "Eddie" Koons at his home in Baker City, OR. Eddie's huge list of D/P credits includes three of iconic director Robert Altman's films and many TV Shows like the Stephen Cannell Series, Stingray. Best of all, as he would tell you, were the multitude of Golf Shows he photographed including virtually all of Shell's Wonderful World of Golf, filmed all over the world with the greats of golf, and annually the film record of The Masters for CBS. Then there was a slew of TV Commercials featuring golfers like Tom Watson, Jack Nicklaus, Lee Trevino, etc. along with Trevino's Legacy of the Links, A Golf History, filmed at St. Andrews, all Co-Produced by our own Jim Jacobs.

Here's a salute to the golfing life in excerpts from Eddie's final communique to JJ:


...lost touch with most of my old pals and golf friends... happy for you to still get out with the Thurs. Group...I have lots of great memories with The Group...I remember many times playing with Dick Kelley (D/P), his gaffer Glenn(?) and Dick Raguse... we would play and laugh for 5 straight hours... due to arthritis I haven't hit a golf ball for several years. . .I sure miss it. . but can be thankful for getting in my share. I don't know of many guys who have played golf in 82 Countries, 41 of our United States, including 8 courses in Scotland. My list of playing partners for a round are Jack Nichlaus(many times), Arnold Palmer(many times), Gene Sarazen, Jimmy Demaret, Doug Sanders, Frank Beard, Sean Connery, Jim Garner, Bob Hope, and Charlie Sifford...Stay well and keep hitting them straight...Thanks for being my friend...."

Well here we are, coasting into month three of the weirdness we are living through. It looks like we will finally be able to hit the ground running at Olivas Links on the 4th under altered circumstances. So as far as this column is concerned, here is the scoop.. Bobby Stone is still working at the gig he retired from earlier, but only two days per week. Mark Kourtjian celebrates his birth on the 14th, and Sam Strangis reaches an undisclosed but impressive one on the 20th.. Here's looking to better days. STAY SAFE!

We surveyed the membership earlier in April to see how everyone was holding up and to make sure all needs were being taken care of during these unprecedented times. -- We also asked to have our members send us some media examples of their 'at home' efforts to maintain the highly athletic skills that we are accustomed to seeing on Thursdays. Below is this month's example that we assembled to reflect the results of our request:

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Theme Music: "Augusta" by Dave Loggins

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